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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarisseMarie View Post
    Yep - I'm 28. And I'm so new to all of this - it can get overwhelming quickly!

    So acupuncture, eh? It sounds like I should check into that!
    Definitly but at 28 you are gonna do so good. Way to go.

    HElene
    10/03/10 - FET - Transfered 5 - 19/03/10 - 22/03/10 - BETA#1 - 426 - BETA#2 - 1071
    07/04/10 - ONE bean - HB - 163 and 175 - IPS - all clear - 07/07/10 - Anatomy scan - It's a BOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Believe me, we have all been overwhelmed at some point in our early days of ART procedures! Acupuncture seems to be highly recommended by many RE's. I would definately look into it as it can't hurt your chances unless you don't tell them upfront what you are having done. It is best to use an acupuncturist who treats infertility. There are acupuncture points that would have an adverse effect on your fertility if your person does not specialize and makes assumptions. Most women look for referrals from their clinic so they know it is a trusted specialist. Good luck finding one. I find acupuncture so relaxing, but I have two very good clincs that I use & have complete confidence in their expertise.
    True. I use an acupuncturist who specializes in Fertility. But he also does more... He is the one who got me pg last year.

    Helene
    10/03/10 - FET - Transfered 5 - 19/03/10 - 22/03/10 - BETA#1 - 426 - BETA#2 - 1071
    07/04/10 - ONE bean - HB - 163 and 175 - IPS - all clear - 07/07/10 - Anatomy scan - It's a BOY

  3. #14973

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    Here is my protocol:

    DH and I go in Sat. for trial transfer, HUS, and antral follicle count

    3/25 Start Lupron 10 units and continue until retrieval
    4/4 Start taking 125 F and 75 of Repronex
    4/15 Tentative Retrieval


    They said it may change based on how I respond.


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    GM .. ladies.. I have a question have any of u gotten a faint BFP and retested two days later and the test seems to be a tad bit fainter then the first one? I m looking for any feedback be it good or bad ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Here is my protocol:

    DH and I go in Sat. for trial transfer, HUS, and antral follicle count

    3/25 Start Lupron 10 units and continue until retrieval
    4/4 Start taking 125 F and 75 of Repronex
    4/15 Tentative Retrieval


    They said it may change based on how I respond.
    Sounds great and it's not that far away. Way to go. This is so exiting.

    Helene
    10/03/10 - FET - Transfered 5 - 19/03/10 - 22/03/10 - BETA#1 - 426 - BETA#2 - 1071
    07/04/10 - ONE bean - HB - 163 and 175 - IPS - all clear - 07/07/10 - Anatomy scan - It's a BOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripMomma View Post
    I had 2- 16's and an 18 when I got the triplets...good luck!
    I am having a panic attack right just thinking about 3! You are a great mom I don't know how you do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellaevi View Post
    GM .. ladies.. I have a question have any of u gotten a faint BFP and retested two days later and the test seems to be a tad bit fainter then the first one? I m looking for any feedback be it good or bad ...
    When are you testing? AM,PM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmelissa View Post
    Has anyone done femara paired with follistim?? I'm just curious the difference it makes in the number of follies? I was told that w/just the femara/clomid not all good sized follies have a mature egg inside even though they measure good and the follistim gives the eggs a bit of a boost. I will be on follistim 75 for 3 days following the femara.
    I was on Femara last week. Then started the Follistim last Friday and took my last one last night. This is my first experience with any of this so I don't really have an answer for you. I am just hoping it works!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secaly View Post
    Thanks for all your encouragements. I also like your predictuon... twins would be great.

    Helene
    Wouldn't that be a blessing?!?! Out of the more recent grads from IVF Sisters, the majority are pregnant with twins. It's so exciting!

    Quote Originally Posted by secaly View Post
    Thanks a lot. I also agree. All the pills and injections from my IVF really didn't do it. I am hoping my body is fooled by those adopted embies and it treats them as mine

    My husband said if I am pg with 3 I will have to get another job

    And yes it's great that my clinic test so early the wait is not as long. I might test next friday??

    Helene
    Hey, we do what we gotta do! But who are you gonna get to watch 3 babies if you get another job!!! Cheaper to just be home and take care of them yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Here is my protocol:

    DH and I go in Sat. for trial transfer, HUS, and antral follicle count

    3/25 Start Lupron 10 units and continue until retrieval
    4/4 Start taking 125 F and 75 of Repronex
    4/15 Tentative Retrieval


    They said it may change based on how I respond.
    Wow, we are almost neck to neck! You are a couple of days ahead of me, so you will have to carry me through my last couple of days of the 2ww (lol). I'm so excited to have a cycle buddy!!!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Soooooo, I had a loss in October. Decided that I would go back on clomid in March. Went to Vegas for my 36th birthday three weeks ago. Started waiting for aunt flo to arrive. Felt like she was coming, my cycle date came and went. Decided to take a HPT yesterday and it was positive. If I have LPD, am I going to miscarry?

    I'll be going to the doctor in a few minutes to have my levels drawn but every thing I've read states that more than likely I'll miscarriage.
    Make an ovulation ticker

    Me-35, DH-33. Loss our boy/girl twins at 16 weeks on 10/6/09.

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    Well, it doesn't look like I'm going to hit my weight goal of 145 for this cycle. Every time I loose 2 pounds, I gain it right back. I'm terrible at denying myself Dorito's, salt & vinegar kettle chips, cupcakes, chocolate...you know the salty & sweet snacks! So, I GIVE UP!!! LOL

    My goal is to just keep exercising and be happy with me the way I am. I'm not so overweight that it will affect my cycle, but I wanted to have my weight down if I get knocked up because I'm 43 and bound to gain more weight (and in all the wrong places) with a pregnancy than the younger ladies.
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterTR View Post
    When are you testing? AM,PM?
    both times am .. i mean the line is there and its a tad lighter but not darker .. i am really early too AF is not due to tomorrow-Mon- cycles are form 32-34 days IuI was done on cycle day 16 with trigger shot cycle day 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadybaby View Post
    Soooooo, I had a loss in October. Decided that I would go back on clomid in March. Went to Vegas for my 36th birthday three weeks ago. Started waiting for aunt flo to arrive. Felt like she was coming, my cycle date came and went. Decided to take a HPT yesterday and it was positive. If I have LPD, am I going to miscarry?

    I'll be going to the doctor in a few minutes to have my levels drawn but every thing I've read states that more than likely I'll miscarriage.


    Just get into the doc today and see what's going on. I don't have any other advice, I'm sorry! Just hang in there and I'll be sending you tons of
    Debra ~ Attached Mama to Isla! 2/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Wouldn't that be a blessing?!?! Out of the more recent grads from IVF Sisters, the majority are pregnant with twins. It's so exciting!

    Hey, we do what we gotta do! But who are you gonna get to watch 3 babies if you get another job!!! Cheaper to just be home and take care of them yourself.
    Unfortunatly I NEVER get maternity off cause I am a consultant. So it's my dh who takes care of the babies when they are just born (during the day when I am at work) cause he gets parental leave for 9 months fully paid and me not. So as soon as I get home I take care of baby and during the nights

    My dh is a real "lady" he does the laundry, bathing the kids, cooks, clean (a little and puts the kids to bed... I wasn't always like that but he doesn't like the way I do laundry and doesn't like my cooking (gets sick with tomatoes and milk products) and if afraid of deadly germes in meat so he prefers doing everything. Even their bath... he doesn't like the way I give my kids their baths he, often times, give them a shower prior to giving them a bath, can you believe it. So he chose to do everything way for me.

    If I have 3 babies though I will definitly need to work from HOME...

    Helene
    10/03/10 - FET - Transfered 5 - 19/03/10 - 22/03/10 - BETA#1 - 426 - BETA#2 - 1071
    07/04/10 - ONE bean - HB - 163 and 175 - IPS - all clear - 07/07/10 - Anatomy scan - It's a BOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Well, it doesn't look like I'm going to hit my weight goal of 145 for this cycle. Every time I loose 2 pounds, I gain it right back. I'm terrible at denying myself Dorito's, salt & vinegar kettle chips, cupcakes, chocolate...you know the salty & sweet snacks! So, I GIVE UP!!! LOL

    My goal is to just keep exercising and be happy with me the way I am. I'm not so overweight that it will affect my cycle, but I wanted to have my weight down if I get knocked up because I'm 43 and bound to gain more weight (and in all the wrong places) with a pregnancy than the younger ladies.
    I hear ya. I was almost giving up a few days ago. Remember my goal is to be between 120 lbs and 125 lbs. So my dh and I fight so he stops buying chips and sugar cereal etc. He is starting to understand now. So I am at 125 lbs today So just a few more days before I can just eat to stay put. I want to be lower like 120 or 122 to start eating again... But of course with my little embies I have been eating a little since I have put them back in including lots of pineapple

    Here is my chart: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3B01bS5aas...ight+chart.jpg
    Helene
    Last edited by secaly; 03-12-2010 at 10:51 AM.
    10/03/10 - FET - Transfered 5 - 19/03/10 - 22/03/10 - BETA#1 - 426 - BETA#2 - 1071
    07/04/10 - ONE bean - HB - 163 and 175 - IPS - all clear - 07/07/10 - Anatomy scan - It's a BOY

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    A line is a line If you ask me! BFP! YAY!

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    Congrats and good luck!

    ~*~Katrina~*~ Momma to Xander, Hayden & Lily (6) and Jericho (3 1/2)

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    Your doc may want to put you on progesterone supplements. Make sure he/she tests your P4 levels when you go!
    Karen 50 DH 55; DD 23; DS1 21; DS2 6; DSS 26; DSD 23 TTC 'our' 2nd since 9/06


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    So we are not going to do an IUI this month, after today's re-check I only have 1 mature follie. Since we have limited and very expensive sperm I want to wait for more targets. I am going to up my Clomid to 150mg and if that doesn't work the RE said we may try a low low dose of injectables. So no 2010 baby for me

    ~*~Katrina~*~ Momma to Xander, Hayden & Lily (6) and Jericho (3 1/2)

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    I just wanted to thank everyone for their support and well wishes. I've been "in the cave" for the past couple of weeks, but things are slowly getting better. I do believe we'll have a full term pregnancy, so I'm very optimistic despite being so upset. I won't be posting too much for a while, but I just wanted to say thank you for thinking of me and wish you all good luck. xo PS - I'm currently at work and won't be able to read any replies or I'll start crying! xo

    Good luck to everyone cycling this month. I hope this is it for you.

    Maria and Karen - I'm so sorry this last cycle didn't work.

    Back to the cave...

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    We are cxl this IUI, only 1 mature egg and I don't want to waste a sample with only one target. RE said I can bump up my Clomid so I will be taking 150mg, if that doesn't work he said we may want to think about a low low dose of injectables. It sucks, now I have a long wait for next cycle.

    ~*~Katrina~*~ Momma to Xander, Hayden & Lily (6) and Jericho (3 1/2)

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    Everyone....

    I too, have been in my cave.

    Hubby and I met with our RE yesterday. To make a long story short we will cycle again in April. The changes to my protocol are

    1. I will use Lupron this time
    2. My dosage of Follistim will be more than the 225 IUs I did with the previous 2 cycles.


    Anyone know if there are any major differences in GnRH-agonist cycles vs GnRH-antagonist?


    Congrats to all the upcoming cycles!!! I know we will have MORE BFPS!!!!


    -Karen

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    Karen 50 DH 55; DD 23; DS1 21; DS2 6; DSS 26; DSD 23 TTC 'our' 2nd since 9/06


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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Wow, we are almost neck to neck! You are a couple of days ahead of me, so you will have to carry me through my last couple of days of the 2ww (lol). I'm so excited to have a cycle buddy!!!
    I am so glad to have a cycle buddy too. Especially since I have never done an IVF cycle before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TripMomma View Post
    So we are not going to do an IUI this month, after today's re-check I only have 1 mature follie. Since we have limited and very expensive sperm I want to wait for more targets. I am going to up my Clomid to 150mg and if that doesn't work the RE said we may try a low low dose of injectables. So no 2010 baby for me
    So sorry, but waiting sounds like the right thing to do if you only have a limited amount swimmers!

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    As long as you O by April 9th you'll still have a 2010 EDD! Don't give up on a 2010 baby just yet!!
    Karen 50 DH 55; DD 23; DS1 21; DS2 6; DSS 26; DSD 23 TTC 'our' 2nd since 9/06


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    I'm so sorry!!
    Debra ~ Attached Mama to Isla! 2/08

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    Tomorrow I have an appointment for trial transfer, HUS, and antral follicle count. DH is thrilled to have to do another S/A.


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    Quote Originally Posted by secaly View Post
    Unfortunatly I NEVER get maternity off cause I am a consultant. So it's my dh who takes care of the babies when they are just born (during the day when I am at work) cause he gets parental leave for 9 months fully paid and me not. So as soon as I get home I take care of baby and during the nights

    My dh is a real "lady" he does the laundry, bathing the kids, cooks, clean (a little and puts the kids to bed... I wasn't always like that but he doesn't like the way I do laundry and doesn't like my cooking (gets sick with tomatoes and milk products) and if afraid of deadly germes in meat so he prefers doing everything. Even their bath... he doesn't like the way I give my kids their baths he, often times, give them a shower prior to giving them a bath, can you believe it. So he chose to do everything way for me.

    If I have 3 babies though I will definitly need to work from HOME...

    Helene
    Well, sounds like DH has everything in control on the home front! You are fortunate that he has his ways of doing things to where it takes a lot of the responsibility off of you, but I'm laughing about the bath-issue! Well, I guess he has his pet peeves!

    Quote Originally Posted by secaly View Post
    I hear ya. I was almost giving up a few days ago. Remember my goal is to be between 120 lbs and 125 lbs. So my dh and I fight so he stops buying chips and sugar cereal etc. He is starting to understand now. So I am at 125 lbs today So just a few more days before I can just eat to stay put. I want to be lower like 120 or 122 to start eating again... But of course with my little embies I have been eating a little since I have put them back in including lots of pineapple

    Here is my chart: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3B01bS5aas...ight+chart.jpg
    Helene
    Good for you! You are doing great with your weight goals. I've never tried the pineapple diet after transfer to help with implantation, but I think I will run it by the IVF nurse and try this cycle. Anything to increase my chances for implantation!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I just wanted to thank everyone for their support and well wishes. I've been "in the cave" for the past couple of weeks, but things are slowly getting better. I do believe we'll have a full term pregnancy, so I'm very optimistic despite being so upset. I won't be posting too much for a while, but I just wanted to say thank you for thinking of me and wish you all good luck. xo PS - I'm currently at work and won't be able to read any replies or I'll start crying! xo

    Good luck to everyone cycling this month. I hope this is it for you.

    Maria and Karen - I'm so sorry this last cycle didn't work.

    Back to the cave...
    Well we are glad you came out of the cave to say hello. Recovering is tough. Hang in there hun .

    Quote Originally Posted by mrssomuchmoore View Post
    Everyone....

    I too, have been in my cave.

    Hubby and I met with our RE yesterday. To make a long story short we will cycle again in April. The changes to my protocol are

    1. I will use Lupron this time
    2. My dosage of Follistim will be more than the 225 IUs I did with the previous 2 cycles.

    Anyone know if there are any major differences in GnRH-agonist cycles vs GnRH-antagonist?

    Congrats to all the upcoming cycles!!! I know we will have MORE BFPS!!!!

    -Karen
    Wow, you always bounce right back up and quickly give it another go! What an inspiration.

    Remind me how many eggs you retrieved on your other IVF cycle(s).

    The most commonly used ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF are:

    1. Luteal Lupron protocol also called "long Lupron", or agonist "down regulation"
    2. Antagonist protocols that involve use of of the GnRH antagonist medications
    3. Flare and micro-flare protocols, also called short Lupron protocols, or short protocols are used for patients expected to have a low response to ovarian stimulation.

    Medications used to suppress the LH surge and ovulation until the follicles are mature are either GnRH-agonist (gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist) such as Lupron, or GnRH-antagonist such as Ganirelix or Cetrotide.

    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    I am so glad to have a cycle buddy too. Especially since I have never done an IVF cycle before.
    Oh honey, no worries, you are cycling with a pro! Looks like Karen may also be a cycle buddy!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Tomorrow I have an appointment for trial transfer, HUS, and antral follicle count. DH is thrilled to have to do another S/A.
    You have a busy weekend! Please KUP on your trial transfer and antral follicle count. How exciting!! As for DH, he has the easy part, but no doubt he will whine like most of the guys do over the S/A. He'll survive!
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrssomuchmoore View Post
    I too, have been in my cave.

    Hubby and I met with our RE yesterday. To make a long story short we will cycle again in April.

    Congrats to all the upcoming cycles!!! I know we will have MORE BFPS!!!!

    -Karen
    Do you have any idea when you will start Lupron? Tentative ER date? Just wondering if you will be a cycle buddy.
    Me 45, DH 45, DSD 22, DSS 19, DD 15, DS 1. TTC forever!! 3 ectopics, 2 miscarriages, 4 failed IVF's & one successful Donor Egg cycle! Trying for DE baby #2!

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